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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated June 26)
A Song of Ice and Fire Ignore Report View Thread Reply
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:52:21 EST ID:MnaUA0rp No.69298
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Guess the other thread got bumped off. General discussion of the books (and Game of Thrones by extension).
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Hamilton Cobblebere - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:25:46 EST ID:ya0N4xDn No.70044 Report Reply
http://georgerrmartin.com/notablog/2018/04/25/fire-blood-on-the-way/
We won't get Winds Of Winter this year, but the fat fuck managed to churn out the first book in a 2 book series about the history of Westeros, basically his version of Silmarillion.

So, who is gonna finish the books for him after he kicks the bucket? Steven Erikson is what I want, but many think Joe Abercrombie will get the gig, who I am not so hot on.
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Hannah Greenhood - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 04:56:12 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70051 Ignore Report Reply
>>69606
Yeah I'm sure that whenever they do finally get published I'll have to go back and read the last few books because all the deviations of the show have probably fucked up my memory of the story.

>>70044
Yeah it's pretty clear that what he is doing is trying to add as much as possible to the universe and to his legacy before he goes. He probably has quite a few books all outlined and 75% written but he's trying to pump out as much as possible. Can't really blame him for that though I do resent that I've been waiting so long.
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Emma Breblingstone - Tue, 01 May 2018 02:11:32 EST ID:7Df882Aq No.70053 Ignore Report Reply
>>69434
Sandor Clegane died and you need to accept that already.
This isn't an anime and not everyone who doesn't get their head chopped off/squished is coming back to fly through the vacuum space using the Force. Some people just die between the lines and then continue to be dead.


Where is it? Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Betsy Wabblefuck - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:52:59 EST ID:lbKeyumT No.70039
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Hello /LIT. I need some help finding a book.

I remember this book from my younger days. It was one of those search and find books ala"Where's Waldo?" and "I Spy". These books were a hot commodity in grade school. This one was a sort of Waldo ripoff. It featured a lady that went on vacation to exotic places and i think you had to help her find souvenirs for her friends on a cruise ship at some point? i think she wore shades. If any of that helps.

Also i was hopeing to find an animal hidden picture book that had a backyard scene where you could see underground to insect colonies and find like 50 ants. Brutal

It is really hard to image search these puzzles for free. i'm hoping i don't have to go to the kids section of my public library to browse the puzzle books all coked up to get to the bottom of this.
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Betsy Wabblefuck - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:09:59 EST ID:lbKeyumT No.70040 Ignore Report Reply
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>>70039
Found it

Nb


Short story recommendations Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Ntnchamp2 - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:30:04 EST ID:TVAVsSOp No.69868
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Short stories are good bite sized wisdom. I collect a lot of the annual best of collections and usually find them interested in sex.

I’m teaching a freethinkers class with Thoreau, Catcher in the Rye, and One Flew over the stallionoo’s Nest. I would like to find other short stories, specifically by women, because the class is already heavily male authored and male protagonist.

I am already thinking of The Yellow Wallpaper and Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.” Any other recommendations of free thinker short stories ? Or poetry?
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Esther Blurryhood - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:29:43 EST ID:4ZAy8Pkj No.69870 Ignore Report Reply
Young Goodman Brown
The Last Question
To Build a Fire
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Fanny Fivingtidge - Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:13:01 EST ID:YeJF4Xy8 No.69874 Ignore Report Reply
>>69868

I would really recommend "Bloodchild" by Octavia Butler.

Seconding the person above recommending Le Guin as well.
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Walter Clizzleham - Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:49:46 EST ID:O/eWPvU3 No.69960 Ignore Report Reply
"Lost in the Funhouse" by J Barth is phenomenal. It's a series of short stories that are all somehow tied together. The first story "Night-Sea Journey" is really powerful, would recommend at least popping that open.


Books recomendations Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Beatrice Fuckinglock - Sat, 03 Mar 2018 15:58:55 EST ID:un3sx+VQ No.69924
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I'm looking for cyberpunk. Not that cyberpunk with drugs, implants, AI, gunfights and whatever. I need something with a lot of communications via Internet, crafting devices and related things. Closest ones I've read, are "When Sysadmins Ruled the Eart," by Corry Doctorow, and "Cryptonomicon," by Neal Stephenson. The first one presented a lot of communications, and the second one had a lot of cryptographic stuff and devices. It may be not really a sci-fi, but even some kind of slice of life, I guess.
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Samuel Huddlesat - Sun, 04 Mar 2018 06:35:36 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69925 Ignore Report Reply
Sounds like you want to read more Doctorow and also probably some non-fiction. Try 'Makers' by him and Underground by Dreyfus & Assange.
http://craphound.com/category/makers/
http://www.underground-book.net/download.php3


Atrocity Exhibition Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Caroline Pittbury - Fri, 02 Mar 2018 19:19:32 EST ID:zbsbjabk No.69919
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Is this the greatest novel of the 2st century? I think so.
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Archie Buzzman - Sat, 03 Mar 2018 13:00:58 EST ID:LSzbuRvn No.69921 Ignore Report Reply
it's the best Joy Division song at least


Goodreads recommendation thread Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Polly Blytheman - Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:06:30 EST ID:PIrgMXlN No.69909
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Post your Goodreads profile
Get recommendations on books to read based on your taste
Give others recommendations
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Polly Blytheman - Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:49:21 EST ID:PIrgMXlN No.69912 Ignore Report Reply
>>69910
Sure-
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3537584-chuck-finley?shelf=read&sort=rating
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George Blytheman - Mon, 26 Feb 2018 23:53:24 EST ID:zbsbjabk No.69913 Ignore Report Reply
https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2018/77151581
It's new as of this year, but I update a lot and am reviewing everything I've read this year
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Rebecca Povingsit - Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:17:07 EST ID:LSzbuRvn No.69915 Ignore Report Reply
Here's what I've read so far in 2018, 20 books.
https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2018/55007442

I don't write reviews but read about two hundred books annually, here's my list from last year with 200+
https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/55007442

My only goodreads friends are 420channers btw, networked through irc


Audiobooks Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Archie Dundlepitch - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:10:55 EST ID:AY474hdP No.69864
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Provided below in G- Drive for streaming/downloading from my own Audible.

*Philosophy
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1focvxmvK0-DGA9sLavfhSjECLVuTRdes

*Horror
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Vq7L3_GxefOdiU0bmJj05EL1pFzHpMnh

*Story
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IuBs67romlxAyx7RMSfkcQkllFiuV2EP
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Archie Dundlepitch - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:11:25 EST ID:AY474hdP No.69865 Ignore Report Reply
Here's how to convert Audible books into .MP3 files for yourself; please do consider providing your Audiobooks back in return.

The following .ZIP has two important applications in it and a folder titled "STEPS" with images; this is really easy to do.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/alzrfumev6fnur3/BOOKS.zip

0. Install the yellow Audible application. You won't need to do anything with this just yet; there's not even a sign- in.
Install the application named "BLACK" that looks similar. This is in German though we'll return to that.

  1. Go to Audible.com .
To the far left it'll read "Library" and hovering over that reveals "My Books", click that.
Here there's a listing of all your books with misc details on them. Press the "DOWNLOAD" tab to the far right of each book.

2. Doing this will rigth away open the Audible application and start downloading a .AAX file to the Audible application itself.
When that finishes press the "Downloads Folder" button so you can find that .AAX file.

3. Open the BLACK application and press that damn "Durchsuchen" button and find that .AAX file. With this your Audible book is now an .MP3, friend!
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Archie Dundlepitch - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:12:45 EST ID:AY474hdP No.69866 Ignore Report Reply
Here's the PasteBin I made of a audiobook torrent thread on the future's /t/ Torrents.
https://pastebin.com/HrfA78sB


Books with best written magic/powers Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Matilda Hublingted - Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:03:59 EST ID:NnSLnhxt No.68773
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I mean, cool and interesting and with consequences and a complex system and all that. I loved the One Power in the Wheel of Time series, and it is the only thing that kept me reading those god awful books (sorry to fans, it just got so boring and drawn out). The One Power is pretty overpowered, but is balanced with enough weaknesses and drawbacks that it is very cool still.

Harry Potter system is uninteresting to me because it seems limitless and confusing. So many unnecessary spells. Spells themselves come off as wishes that people conjure into reality by speaking phony latin.

COOL spellcasting books ONLY.

Or UNCOOL books if you want to vent.
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Charlotte Dubblemork - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:23:05 EST ID:MiEbPJi0 No.69789 Ignore Report Reply
>>68773
Night Watch and it's sequels have a unique system that uses it's dual (or tri, because vampires also exist) source of power system as a mild social commentary. There are some really neat concepts about the way a season "combat magician" would employ magic. Rookies use wasteful things such as fireballs, etc. whereas someone who specializes in magic combat uses creative application of phsyics manipulation.
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Isabella Cuzzlechet - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 15:34:03 EST ID:Vg0OC53D No.69828 Ignore Report Reply
The Bartimaeus Trilogy probably has my favorite depiction of magic in fiction.

Essentially, magic is done by summoning demons (the hard way, with pentagrams and circles and herbs and runes), and either slaving them to your will or drawing power from them/their home dimension for spells. And if you mess it up, with a broken circle or a misdrawn rune or whathaveyou, the demon is probably going to kill you.

Most of the series is told from the point of view of one of these demons, who's something like 1,500 years old and served in Ptolemaic Egypt once upon a time. It also deals with the societal effects of magic being around this way: Magicians form the nobility of England, the only way to become a magician is through a dangerous, difficult and heavily guarded educational process, so the proles have no chance of getting ahead, and technological progress seems to have taken a back seat. You don't know what year it is in the books, but neon is noted as a new invention, guns don't seem to exist and America is still a rebellious colony.

Pretty cool series.
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Edwin Suckledark - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:35:23 EST ID:4ZAy8Pkj No.69857 Ignore Report Reply
>>69828

that does sound cool. ill add it to my to-read list. i'll return you this one: And the Devil Will Drag You Under

crazy story about the end of the world being imminent, so a tricky demon summons two humans to go on a crazy quest to alternate dimensions to save earth from a catastrophic meteor collision (for a price of course)


History book request Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Suicide mode d emploi 1982 (Claude Guillon - Yves Le Bonniec) request - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:53:48 EST ID:rgxtH2hl No.69846
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Can someone post where to find this? Have you read it?
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Hugh Babberbad - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 15:27:04 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69852 Ignore Report Reply
It's on b-ok.org, frogfriend.


SUGGEST SPACE OPERAS. other mindfuck sci-fi too Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Alice Favingdet - Mon, 22 May 2017 07:23:56 EST ID:uFYLvNzV No.69212
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i need space opera books due to the continuing lack of widescale extraterrestrial visitation. suggestions??
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:35:09 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69782 Ignore Report Reply
The Gap Cycle, by Stephen R. Donaldson.
Spaceways Series, by John Cleve.
The Wanderer, by Fritz Leiber.
The Dark Wheel, by Robert Holdstock.
Prostho Plus, by Piers Anthony.
Sector General series, by James White.
Combat-K Series by Andy Remic.
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Eliza Fivingtut - Sat, 27 Jan 2018 16:15:48 EST ID:LbayZHfR No.69822 Ignore Report Reply
The Culture series, by Iain Banks
First book is Consider Phlebas but a lot of people recommend starting with Player of Games.
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Martha Crebberdad - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:41:52 EST ID:nBD5SVPt No.69832 Ignore Report Reply
I enjoyed "Avon: A Terrible Aspect", by Paul Darrow.


/lit/erary equivalent to Avatar? Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Shit Clayshit - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:56:47 EST ID:7baJyOyq No.69105
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What is the literary equivalent to Avatar: The Last Airbender?

A cozy quest across the world, with a trio of fun characters like Aang (fun-loving and honest, but mischevious), Kitara (responsible) and Sokka (annoying but well-intentioned).

And an enemy that within his own clique is struggling to maintain status and has honorable or understandable motivations.

Just a book with some of those general elements or feelings. Not a literal novelization or anything.
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Hedda Blythewater - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:10:24 EST ID:l3tlhtCg No.69120 Ignore Report Reply
>>69106
pretty much anything by Brandon Sanderson is a good read. maybe not always Avataresque but fantastic all the same.

>>69109
the WoT is what i broke my teeth on with fantasy and is pretty similar to Avatar.
3 mains and a few good secondary characters.. but be prepared for the long haul.

14 books and a prequel, each book is huge, and a couple of the middle books are considered boring.
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:05:05 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69780 Ignore Report Reply
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Dragonlance Chronicles.
The Zagor Chronicles, by Ian Livingstone and Carl Sargent.
Photon Force, by Peter David writing as David Peters (lol).
The Mind Pool by Charles Sheffield.
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Charlotte Nickledale - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:24:17 EST ID:Um6muhSf No.69802 Ignore Report Reply
>>69109
This. Wheel of Time is such a great series, don't let "the boring" middle books get in your head. It's a great series throughout.


fanfic Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Cyril Chellerwater - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:00:19 EST ID:6L73iEpb No.69245
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I'm new to fanfic and curious what everyone's favorites are, and also snag some recs. I recently discovered Harry Potter And The Methods Of Rationality and it made me wonder how many other high quality stories are being told using already popular franchises rather than making their own characters. I'm looking for fanfic that is story driven rather than shipping, although I can overlook occasional romance as long as its not a romance story first and formost.

I like geeky shit like sci fi, anime, capeshit, etc. I am looking for alternative versions of classic tales, continuations of ended franchises. Also, modern Marvel and DC comics suck since they never kill anyone, good or evil. I'd like some fanfic that takes those worlds in directions the comics are too tame/pussy to ever go, like Justice League with Game Of Thrones style delivery.
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:04:11 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69783 Ignore Report Reply
I'm a slut for crossover fanfic.
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10550829/1/Psi-Effect
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9282821/1/Gardener-s-Killing-Time
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3566724/1/The-Dark-Lords-of-Nerima
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2957130/1/The-Titans-and-the-Lost-Boy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5736374/1/Connecting-the-Dots
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7396895/1/Spiders-and-Magic-Rise-of-Spider-Mane
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7360739/1/Waking-Nightmares
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7920322/3/Mass-Effect-Human-Revolution
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3548783/1/Legacy-of-the-Red-Sun-The-Complete-Trilogy
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Edward Sungernutch - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:58:31 EST ID:PjG/j7rf No.69792 Ignore Report Reply
And this one guy who somehow makes mega-crossover fic work. And I usually despise mega-crossovers.
https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1183470/CSS-Stravag
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Edward Sungernutch - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:42:57 EST ID:PjG/j7rf No.69796 Ignore Report Reply
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9319253/1/A-Captain-And-A-Madman

This one is the granddaddy of them all, from 1981.
https://web.archive.org/web/20110810023503/http://www.marketaz.co.uk/StarTrek/Stories/JA/DAE.txt


Alternate History Fiction Ignore Report View Thread Reply
David Tootwater - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:02:45 EST ID:9ePE0vYO No.69788
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Anybody know any alternate history fiction where the USSR wins (or survives) the Cold War/WW3? I liked Red Army by Ralph Peters but I'm looking for something that explores wider issues than just the tactics on the ground.
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Edward Sungernutch - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:37:28 EST ID:PjG/j7rf No.69790 Ignore Report Reply
Dead Morn, by Piers Anthony and Roberto Fuentes wasn't Russian communism, but it's set in a post-apocalyptic future where Cuba is the only surviving country, albeit in Fallout Vault form. The protagonist is a time traveller sent back to the Cuban revolution, who realises he has the choice of whether Fidel or Che is the survivor who founds the future's society.
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Edward Sungernutch - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:42:56 EST ID:PjG/j7rf No.69794 Ignore Report Reply
There was a 1988 TV miniseries set in a Soviet-occupied USA, kind of a response to The Day After, or a spiritual sequel to Red Dawn. Anyway, to make it /lit/, there was a novelisation, "Amerika: The Triumph of the American Spirit".
Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury.
A Thousand Deaths, a short story by Orson Scott Card.
Free Flight, by Douglas Terman.
Not This August, by C.M. Kornbluth.
The Gladiator, by Harry Turtledove.


Books on s p a c e Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Ian Fallyfield - Fri, 05 May 2017 16:06:31 EST ID:j50ohrvP No.69199
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Any good books on the universe? Thank you!
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Ernest Suddlekit - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:55:27 EST ID:uFYLvNzV No.69277 Ignore Report Reply
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"All books are about the Universe."
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Phoebe Fandock - Wed, 05 Jul 2017 01:09:21 EST ID:H+Wmne34 No.69287 Ignore Report Reply
>>69199
Christopher Hitchens and Sagan
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:10:20 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69784 Ignore Report Reply
There's good stuff by Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian May, and Brian Cox.


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